Centipedegrass

Centipedegrass spreads by stolons. Centipedegrass is a slow growing, apple-green, coarsely leaved turfgrass that is best used as a low maintenance, general purpose turf. It requires little fertilizer once established (0.5 to 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft per year) and infrequent mowing, and it grows well on acidic soils in full sun to partial shade. It does not tolerate traffic, compaction, high soil pH, high soil phosphorus, excessive thatch, drought, or heavy shade.

It should be mowed when it attains 1 inch in height and no higher than 1.5 inches. Centipedegrass can become thatchy, especially when mowed high and infrequently or when heavily fertilized. Thatch may need to be removed every two to three years, but care should be taken because the stems can easily be torn from the ground, leaving bare spots.

TifBlair, an improved cultivar from the University of Georgia, is quicker to establish and more cold tolerant then common centipedegrass. It also retains its green color later in the fall.

Growers

Cape Fear Turf Farm, Inc.

Garrtis (Pistol) McLean
1845 South Elwell Ferry Rd.
Council 28434

Phone:
Fax: (910)669-3084

http://www.capefearturffarm.com

Zoysiagrass: Jamur

St. Augustinegrass:

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419™

Centipedegrass:

Cooper Sod Farm

Betty or Jake Cooper
175 Five Mile Road
Richlands 28574

Phone:
Fax: (910)324-6451

http://www.sodgrassunlimited.com

Centipedegrass: Common

DMG Turf, Inc.

Clay Gardner
997 Matthews Mill Pd. Road
Angier 27501

Phone:
Fax: (919)639-6312

http://www.dmgturf.com

Tall Fescue: Triple Threat plus

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, Tifgrand

Centipedegrass: Common

Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Duplin Sod Farm

Barry Evans
394 East Wards Bridge Road
Kenansville 28349

Phone:
Fax: (910)296-0690

http://www.duplinsod.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419™

Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Centipedegrass: Common

Jackson Turf Farm

William Alan Jackson
3951 North Mitchell Ford Road
Clarkton 28433

Phone:
Fax: (910)648-2078

http://www.jacksonturffarm.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, Princess 77

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Mercedes

Zoysiagrass: Zenith™

Kellum Sod Farm, Inc.

Jason Kellum
1350 Halltown Road
Jacksonville 28546

Phone:
Fax: (910)347-2228

http://www.kellumsodfarm.com

Centipedegrass: Common

M & W Land Improvement, Inc

Brandon Suggs / Ciara Blake
1164 Kellum Loop Rd
Jacksonville 28546

Phone:
Fax: (910)238-4683

http://mandwlandimprovement.com/

Centipedegrass:

Mackilwean Turf Farms

Kenney McIlwean
1004 Washington Post Rd.
New Bern 28562

Phone:
Fax: (252)636-1965

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Cavalier

Neuse River Turf

Christopher Ryan Jones
4406 Don Lee Road
Arapahoe 28510

Phone:
Fax: (252)249-1234

http://www.neuseriverturf.com

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Compadre, El Toro

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Oakland Plantation Turf Farm, Inc.

John Williams
120 Bermuda Drive
Council 28434

Phone:
Fax: (910)669-2993

http://www.ncturfgrass.com

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Tifsport, Tifway 419, GN-1

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Empire™, Zorro

Sandhill Turf, Inc.

Mark Harris
P.O. Box 819
Eagle Springs 27242

Phone:
Fax: (910) 673-7810

http://www.SandhillTurf.com

Bentgrass: A-1, A-4

Bermudagrass: Champion, Tifsport, TifTuf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: JDL Select

Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Zeon

Sandy Plain Sod LLC

Paul Smith
521 Sumner Road
Pink Hill 28572

Phone:
Fax: (910) 298-5718

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

Zoysiagrass: El Toro

Snowhill Turf Farm

Frank Snow
1004 Cedar Creek Rd
Fayetteville 28312

Phone:
Fax: (910) 486-9125

http://snowlandscapinglawncare.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common, Tifblair

Zoysiagrass: Emerald

Sodco Turf Producers

Matthew Parrish
8625 Mt. Pleasant Church. Rd.
Willow Spring 27592

Phone:
Fax: (919)552-5944

http://www.sodco.com

Tall Fescue: Confederate

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419™

Centipedegrass: Common

Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Bluegrass: Endeavor II

Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: Triple Threat-Coronado TDH, Tarnation GT, Right Kentucky Bluegrass 5%

Super Sod

Brad Hubinek
1225 Farmers Market Drive
Raleigh 27603

Phone:
Fax: (919)836-0493

http://www.supersod.com

Bermudagrass: Tifgrand, TifTuf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common, Tifblair

Tall Fescue: Super Sod Elite

Zoysiagrass: Emerald, Zenith™, Leisure Time

Tarheel Turfgrass Company, Inc.

Malcom Newberry
2319 Dover/ Fort Barnwell Road
Dover 28526-9245

Phone:
Fax:

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

Tidewater Turfgrass Farm LLC

Harold Henriksen
P.O. Box 973
MOREHEAD CITY 28557

Phone:
Fax:

http://www.tidewaterturfgrass.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Compadre

Tri-State Turf, Inc.

Celia Richards
P.O Box 527
Newton Grove 28366

Phone:
Fax: (910)567-2928

http://www.tri-stateturf.com

Bermudagrass: T-10, Tifgrand, TifTuf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: JDL Select

Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Zeon

Twine Turf, LLC

Bridget Markham
201 Poplar Dr
Elizabeth City 27909

Phone:
Fax:

http://www.twineturf.com

Centipedegrass: Common

Vandemark Farms

Dean Vandermark
9390 NC Hwy 33
Whitakers 27891

Phone:
Fax: (252) 437-0228

http://www.vandemarkfarms.com

Bermudagrass: TifTuf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Tall Fescue: Triple Threat plus

Zoysiagrass: Compadre